I’ve never considered it before, but perhaps I should
Three letter domain names continue to go up in value, and I receive daily offers from China for DNW.com.
For the most part, this is a non-starter for me. After all, I use the domain name for this site.
But at what price would it make sense to reconsider selling it?
I don’t actually host the site on DNW.com. I use the domain name in a few ways:
1. A type-in shortcut to send people to DomainNameWire.com.
2. As a URL shortener.
3. Word-of-mouth. (I admit that being able to say find me at DNW.com is somewhat of a status symbol.)
The first two are valuable to me, but could also easily be replaced with DNW.co.
The downside to losing the domain for the shortener is the thousands of outstanding links that would longer resolve. That said, social media links have a short lifespan. I also haven’t used the shortener lately because WordPress’ JetPack plugin disabled third party services, at least temporarily.
What would you do if you were in my shoes? How important do you think the DNW.com domain name is to Domain Name Wire.